You would get this report if you were unsuccessful in your NCLEX attempt. It is an individualized, two-page document sent to you. On the first page (front side) of the CPR, you are given a brief description on how NCLEX works and how many questions you have answered. The second page (back side) of the CPR provides information regarding your performance within the eight NCLEX Test Plan content areas of the exam. The content areas are grouped by the quality of your performance (ability) as such: ‘Below the Passing Standard’, ‘Near the Passing Standard’ and ‘Above the Passing Standard’

These help you to identify your weakness in their order of severity and serve as a guide to prepare you to retake the exam with more clarity. Your primary focus should be on those areas listed under ‘Below the Passing Standard’ and ‘Near the Passing Standard’. You need to work harder to gain more knowledge and to think critically in those areas. But, this does not mean that you can ignore the areas given under ‘Above the Passing Standard’. These areas should be studied as well in order to pass the next time.

Pay due attention to your CPR. Do not disregard it. It might take some time to get your CPR after the exam, but it is crucial that you understand the areas that you have underperformed. After all, you don’t want to make the same mistakes next time!